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Title: Felipe had learnt that he and his wife, Princess Letizia were not invited to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
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Prince of Wales was told by Crown Prince Felipe of Spain at a gala dinner in Madrid last week that a solution must be found for Gibraltar, t...

Prince of Wales was told by Crown Prince Felipe of Spain at a gala dinner in Madrid last week that a solution must be found for Gibraltar, there was great surprise at why a centuries–old dispute had been stirred up.
Mandrake can disclose that the heir to the Spanish throne was, however, acutely aware of a diplomatic incident even closer to home.
Felipe had learnt that he and his wife, Princess Letizia were not invited to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
“It is extraordinary,” a Spanish official told me “Only King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia were invited.”
What made the snub to Felipe — who, like Prince Charles, is a great–great-great–grandson of Queen Victoria — even more surprising is that space had been found at Westminster Abbey for the owner of a Spanish tile company who donated generously to Charles’s charities, Manuel Colonques, and his wife, Delfina.

His firm, Porcelanosa, met a “significant proportion” of the costs of a lavish charity dinner at Buckingham Palace in February.
Charles was a guest of honour at the wedding of Felipe and Letizia, a divorced television newsreader, in Madrid in 2004. He attended both the ceremony and the sumptuous banquet that followed.
On Friday, St James’s Palace confirmed that only the king and queen had been invited. “You would need to check with the Spanish royal household as to who they have opted to attend,” the official said.
That night, however, a nervous courtier suggested that Charles had asked for Felipe and Letizia to be added to the guest list.

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